Slow startup times with SSD

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  1. Posts : 369
    Windows 10 x64 Pro 22H2
       #11

    In my experience, and after getting some useful answers from peeps on the forum, I'd say check if your reboot times are faster than cold boot, if they are, this seems to be normal for SSD's in general. Apparently, UEFI performs checks on cold boot, and sometimes that might take some time until it's ready to load the kernel...
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  2. Posts : 6,196
    Windows 11 Pro - Windows 7 HP - Lubuntu
       #12

    Open a CMD window as administrator and type:
    chkdsk d: /scannow (it will begin a disk check)
    chkdsk c: /f
    It will say your disk is in use and ask if you want to schedule to next start = yes
    Restart
    Pay attention on the results, specially bad blocks, bad clusters, bad sectors etc

    Back to Windows, open a CMD window as administrator and type:
    sfc /scannow

    If it finds any corrupted files, fixing or not, reboot and run again

    Then run
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
    and
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
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  3. Posts : 83
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #13

    Megahertz said:
    Open a CMD window as administrator and type:
    chkdsk d: /scannow (it will begin a disk check)
    chkdsk c: /f
    It will say your disk is in use and ask if you want to schedule to next start = yes
    Restart
    Pay attention on the results, specially bad blocks, bad clusters, bad sectors etc

    Back to Windows, open a CMD window as administrator and type:
    sfc /scannow

    If it finds any corrupted files, fixing or not, reboot and run again

    Then run
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
    and
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
    When I type chkdsk d: /scannow it says "invalid parameter /scannow"

    As for chkdsk c: /f, do you know how long it might take? If it's more than 15-30 minutes I'll plan to have my computer run the scan over night.
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  4. Posts : 6,196
    Windows 11 Pro - Windows 7 HP - Lubuntu
       #14

    theridon said:
    When I type chkdsk d: /scannow it says "invalid parameter /scannow"

    As for chkdsk c: /f, do you know how long it might take? If it's more than 15-30 minutes I'll plan to have my computer run the scan over night.
    Sorry, it is chkdsk d: /scan or schedule to next start with chkdsk d: /f

    Check disk normally only take less than 2 minutes to scan a drive without issues. If it find issues it can even take some hours.
    To do it overnight is a good idea.
    Once it starts, don't cancel.
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  5. Posts : 83
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #15

    Megahertz said:
    No, you didn't. Apparently you formatted the Windows partition but left the other system partition (EFI and recovery) and, as Steve C mentioned, it may cause delays.

    Delete those two partitions (EFI and recovery)
    Can you please point out exactly which drives I am supposed to format and how to do it? Is it just the red X button? If so this button only appears for Disk 1 100MB EFI system Partition. The red X disappears for the Disk 1 499mb Recovery partition. I just don't want to format the wrong disk and lose my data, I have pretty much everything on my C disk.


    Megahertz said:
    Sorry, it is chkdsk d: /scan or schedule to next start with chkdsk d: /f

    Check disk normally only take less than 2 minutes to scan a drive without issues. If it find issues it can even take some hours.
    To do it overnight is a good idea.
    Once it starts, don't cancel.
    Yeah chkdsk took just a few minutes, no corruption detected with the other scans.
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  6. Posts : 4,445
    several
       #16

    red x button?
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  7. Posts : 6,196
    Windows 11 Pro - Windows 7 HP - Lubuntu
       #17

    theridon said:
    Can you please point out exactly which drives I am supposed to format and how to do it? Is it just the red X button? If so this button only appears for Disk 1 100MB EFI system Partition. The red X disappears for the Disk 1 499mb Recovery partition. I just don't want to format the wrong disk and lose my data, I have pretty much everything on my C disk.

    Yeah chkdsk took just a few minutes, no corruption detected with the other scans.
    From your post #8 you have drive 1 (With D:) that once had Windows on it.


    If D: only has data on it, you can clean and reconfigure the drive.

    Copy all files and folders from D: to a folder on C: (the windows drive). Once you have copied all data from D: to C: you can clean drive 1.

    Open a CMD window as administrator and type:

    diskpart
    list disk (it will list all drives. Identify the data drive number. It's probably 1)
    select disk n (replace n by the data drive number obtained with list disk)
    clean
    create part primary
    select part 1
    format fs=NTFS quick
    assign letter=D
    exit (to exit diskpart)

    Now you should have one and only one partition (D:) on drive 1.
    Move the data files you had previously backed up on C: to D:
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  8. Posts : 83
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #18

    Megahertz said:
    From your post #8 you have drive 1 (With D:) that once had Windows on it.


    If D: only has data on it, you can clean and reconfigure the drive.

    Copy all files and folders from D: to a folder on C: (the windows drive). Once you have copied all data from D: to C: you can clean drive 1.

    Open a CMD window as administrator and type:

    diskpart
    list disk (it will list all drives. Identify the data drive number. It's probably 1)
    select disk n (replace n by the data drive number obtained with list disk)
    clean
    create part primary
    select part 1
    format fs=NTFS quick
    assign letter=D
    exit (to exit diskpart)

    Now you should have one and only one partition (D:) on drive 1.
    Move the data files you had previously backed up on C: to D:
    Ok thanks-do the disk names on diskpart correspond to the disk names on disk management? Is there any other way I can double check aside from physically disconnecting my hard drive which I'd rather not do. Or do I not need to?

    SIW2 said:
    red x button?
    The one that appears under the Help button for some partitions.
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  9. Posts : 6,196
    Windows 11 Pro - Windows 7 HP - Lubuntu
       #19

    The two drives are same size, have same partitions but have partitions on a different order.

    So you can check the drive partitions order

    Open a CMD window as administrator and type:

    diskpart
    list disk (it will list all drives. Identify the data drive number. It's probably 1)
    select disk n (replace n by the data drive number obtained with list disk)
    list part ( *See explanation below)
    clean
    create part primary
    select part 1
    format fs=NTFS quick
    assign letter=D
    exit (to exit diskpart)

    The partitions of drive 1 should be in this order
    - Recovery partition (400M)
    - System partition (100M)
    - Primary (930G)
    There is also a Reserved partition (16M) not shown on Disk Manager that can be between Recovery and System or between System and Primary.

    To be bulletproof, you can shutdown, detach the SATA or power cable of your Windows drive, boot from a Win 10 USB installation drive and at the Windows Setup screen, press Shift+F10 simultaneously to open a command line prompt.
    Then type the diskpart CMDs above.
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  10. Posts : 721
    Windows 10 Pro
       #20

    Is 4K alignment still an issue these days?
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